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Jadrel Sangay Dorji (1913-2015)

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Prolific builder of hermitages and stupas and a Bodhisattva life-saver

Obituary: In his century plus long life, he was quite free from worldly activities, and was aptly titled a renunciate - Jadrel. He built few monastic centres in a hectic period when the energies of his contemporaries were substantially consumed by mobilization of offerings for construction of monastic colleges and their institution building.

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CDD – A visual feast

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Review: He has outdone himself again. Gyem Dorji has taken another namthar from the scholarly realm of Choeked texts and delivered it ready for mass consumption, complete with the veritable colours and sounds that film affords.

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Dasho Neten relishes retired life fighting garbage

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Aum Neten interacts with SJI zero waste Tshogpa

Profile: Dasho Neten Zamgmo, the former Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) chairperson, described herself as happy and satisfied post-retirement.

The former chairperson moved to Dewathang in Samdrupjongkhar after her retirement to be the executive director of the Samdrupjongkhar Initiative (SJI), a civil society organization founded by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.

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From the broken windows of Nyizergang

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Nyizergang Lhakhang

Our reporter Jigme Wangchuk goes to visit the seat of great Khenchen Ngawang Thinley Lhundup in Thimphu. What he finds there is a painful story of neglect and dilapidation.

Lhakhang: Up the fantastically harrowing and jagged dirt road that winds up from the Zero Point in Babesa, Thimphu, the journey reels like a ride in a bad dream. And it goes on, the journey, like it will never end.

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